A Unique Banchado: The Documentary Painting, With Commentary, Of King Jeongjo's Royal Procession To Hwaseong In 1795
A Unique Banchado: The Documentary Painting, With Commentary, of King Jeongjo's Royal Procession to Hwaseong in 1795
Fully illustrated in colour, here is the first introduction in English to one of Korea's outstanding cultural assets - the banchado (painting of the order of guests in a royal event) commemorating the 1795 royal procession to Hwaseong (Gyeonggi Province). It is a fine example of the meticulous record-keeping (uigwe) and the skills of the court painters at that time. Comprising some 1800 people, the eight-day procession was organized by King Jeongjo in order to visit the tomb of his father and to celebrate his mother's sixtieth birthday. The author provides a full analysis of the context, planning, execution and significance of the event.